July 6th, 2011

Also stopped by Marshalls last night--more cute stuff than I remember, although most of the quality was off-putting to my Anthro-accustomed eye. Tried on a great pair of Joe's dark wash jeans for $40, but they were a size 25/0 and I'm a size 26/2 even when I was 5 lbs. thinner.

I saw a few specific, direct Anthro knock-offs: River Bends Tunic (albeit in turquoise), Filtered Light Tunic, Orchard Grove Pullover. The filtered light one was pretty decent, given that sheer is sheer.
Anthro's Verdant Slip Dress just came out in a new colorway, teal-ish blue.

      

Blue colorway on the left, original green (methinks seafoam) colorway on the right. I'm addicted to seafoam green, so I much prefer the original... however, I tried on the Reflecting Pool Dress, which is an exact twin except for the print, and wasn't much enamored with the fit of the slip style. I felt weirdly under- AND over-dressed in a casual, skimpy summer sundress made of silk.

Still, seafoam green floral... I'm tempted to compare it with my seafoam green floral silk scarf, actually. (Thrifted from the amazing Atlantic Canadian chain Frenchy's, the only--and thankfully decent--shopping in rural Nova Scotia.)

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Seeing personal style through K's eyes.

I'll be chronicling my quest for personal style on a frugally-raised college student's budget. Fitting room reviews, style inspirations, musings/rants about dressing a petite, size-2 apple figure--just whatever is on my mind. I adore the Anthro aesthetic, but rarely pull it off in real life. Same goes for heels and make-up...

SIZING REFERENCE:

Height: 5'2"
Measurements: 31-28-33
Bust: 32A (or 32AA without padding)
Shoes: 5 women's/3 kids, also 5.5 if open-back
True size: 2 with consideration for my waist
Shape: "crabapple"
Ethnicity: Asian = straight black hair (now waist-length for the second time!), boring brown eyes and nonexistent lashes, medium yellow-toned skin

SPECIFIC BRANDS:
Anthropologie: 2/S dresses (0/XS fits tight), 2/XS tops, 4-6 skirts
J.Crew: XS/0 tops and dresses, 4 skirts
Banana Republic: 2 tops, 4P Sloan bottoms (sometimes 2/2P in other cuts)
H&M: 4/XS tops, 4/S dresses, 6 (sometimes 8) skirts
Forever 21: S tops and dresses, 26 jeans

Resident of the teensy state of Delaware, whose greatest virtue is 0% sales tax!

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